- Archaic inequalities
- Now Rare difference or amount of difference
- difference in favor of one side over the other; advantage
- an equalizing advantage given or received in betting, based on a given bettor's assumed chance of winning and expressed as a ratio: a winning bettor who got
*odds*of 3 to 1 is paid three times as much as he or she bet

**odds Idioms**

at odds

by (all) odds

(the) odds are